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date: 17 August 2019

Siegling, Marie [Mary] Regina locked

  • Caroline Cepin Benser


(b Charleston, SC, 1824; d London, 1919). American amateur singer, pianist, harpist and composer . She was the eldest daughter of John Siegling, an emigrant from Erfurt and the founder, in 1819, of the Siegling Music House of Charleston. Her father encouraged her musical talents by taking her on his business trips to New York and Havana, where she sang with Ole Bull , and she studied composition in Erfurt with her paternal grandmother, Regina von Schröder Siegling. Her piano pieces La capricieuse, La gracieuse, Souvenir de Charleston and Souvenir de la Saxe were published in the mid-1840s by George Willig jr of Baltimore. In 1850 she married Edward Schuman-LeClercq of Dresden and remained in Europe, looking after their five children.

M.R. Schuman-LeClercq: Memoirs of a Dowager (typescript, 1908, South Carolina Library, Columbia, SC) E.O.S. Horlbeck: Sketch of my Father’s Life as Related to his Children, Collected … by his Youngest Daughter Eliza Ottelia...

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